I still have many issues with which to deal regarding Sunday’s incident. A quick update about me: I’m alive, I still am unable to walk/drive; I still move very slowly; I still hurt a lot (including parts of my body which hadn’t hurt previously). Big thanks go out to my friend John (aka HamWithCam) who came to my beck and call to take me to my primary care physician, and to ITP-Betsy for coming over with dinner (SoBa, yum!) and watching Top Chef with me. My apologies to anyone who expected to see me at Bike Maintenance Night as I didn’t make it.
As the week goes on (today is Thursday, right?) and it appears that I’ll be missing the entirety of this work week I am going to try and focus on the future rather than issues of the past.
A Long List Of “To Do”s
Today I need to tackle some of outstanding issues in my life. I have a whole folder full of paperwork which needs my attention very soon so I’ll be focusing on those items in addition to the open issues tied to Sunday’s wreck.
iPad 2? iPad 2? Yes please!
Unfortunately I was unable to follow yesterday’s Apple announcement. Go ahead, take away my Apple Fanboy card. I’m catching up today by listening to some of the tech blogs and am liking what I am hearing. Truth be told I don’t think that I can justify the cost of another iPad in my life and I am not one to be able to sell my current devices in planning for future purchases. I’ll have to wait and see…
One more thing…. I still can’t understand why people need/want a camera on the iPad. So many people downplayed the original iPad because it didn’t have one.
ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing today, sorry.
I’m Weening Myself From Groupon, But I’m Considering Today’s
Today’s Atlanta Groupon deal is 52% off of food from Tin Drum Cafe (selected locations only). I have been a frequent eater at the Tin Drum near my office so I am contemplating jumping on the offer. The only issue for me is that the entire $25 has to be used in one shot, so I’d be required to get someone (if not two someones) to join me and split the bill.
RealiTV Update: Top Chef – Family Edition
We’re down to five cheftestants on Top Chef which means it’s time to bring in the family units to tug at our heartstrings, as well as eliminate one more cheftestant so the show can be moved to another location for the Final Four. One of these days I am going to run into Richard Blais somewhere and ask him how long of a hiatus occurs between the ending in the initial city and the starting in the finals city. Whoops! SPOILER!!!.
For last night’s QuickFire Challenge the cheftestants got a surprise visit from Padma at the Chefs’ Pad and were told that they’d be heading to Ellis Island (which some say belongs to New Jersey) on a ferry. What they didn’t know was that all of the cooking for the QuickFire Challenge would take place using only items found on the ferry, nor did they know who the guest judge would be. Upon arriving at Ellis Island the cheftestants where (re)introduced to Dan Barber (who, coincidentally was the chef about whom I read in Chef’s Story yesterday) who was the guest judge. Most of the five dishes produced for the QuickFire looked horrific. Carla was the winner with an “orange salad” which as Blais discounted as “sliced oranges with dried (candied?) fruits.”
For the Elimination Challenge the cheftestants were to cook meals which were inspired by their families’ genealogy. According to immigration records it appears that cheftestants Antonia and Mike I are long-lost cousins. Each cheftestant outdid him/herself. Unlike in episodes past not a single dish appeared to be flawed. A joke was made that all five cheftestants should travel to the new location for the final episodes. Inconceivable! However, it happened! The judges admitted that they were unable to single out a dish which would cause someone to be eliminated — so they invited all five cheftestants to go to the Bahamas. Huh, go figure.
Happy Birthday Wishes
Today is the birthday of one of my long-time Atlanta friends Sandy. Sandy is part of the “Turner Kids” with whom I used to hang out with regularly back in the olden days. I ran into Sandy (and her elder lad) a few weeks ago in Publix and it was great to see her. Happy birthday, friend.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – trying
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast regarding the iPad 2 announcement
Website Of The Day – Judgmental Bookseller Ostrich (thanks ITP-Reader Terri). Some days I just need an escape from reality.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – can’t get to work
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – don’t care
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically Chef’s Story
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two half-marathons
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions